ICT GCSE Revision
The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is an academically rigorous, internationally recognised qualification awarded in a specified subject, generally taken in a number of subjects by pupils in secondary education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over two years (three years in certain schools). One of the main changes to previous educational qualifications in the United Kingdom was to allow pupils to complete coursework during their two years of study, which was marked by their teachers and contributed to their final examination grade. There has been a move recently from doing coursework and modular examinations for part of the course when pupils would take exams throughout the course to an end of year exam after the two years of study (a ‘linear’ series). The exams are being revised to make them more difficult such as testing skills from a whole text in English instead of part of a text. Coursework has now been replaced by Controlled Assessments in certain subjects, in which the student completes a number of assessed pieces of work which will ultimately count towards their final examination grade in the specified subject. The Controlled Assessment component of the qualification is usually done under exam style conditions. GCSEs being phased in from 2015 generally have little to no coursework/controlled assessment influence on the final grade. Here is a link to the Wiki article to find out more about GCSE implementation.
The GCSE ICT Revision section of Revision World
Revision World is part of a group of revision websites, offering you thousands of free GCSE and A Level revision resources and study help advice. Use Revision World to create your own free study planner or revision timetable.
BBC Bitesize Resources – ICT systems and their usage
Bitesize is the BBC‘s free online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid students in both school work and, for older students, exams. The Key Stage 1 section covers 18 subjects: Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, English, French, Geography, German, History, Mandarin, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, PSHE and Citizenship, Religious Education, Science, and Spanish. The Key Stage 2 site covers the same 18 subjects. The Key Stage 3 section contains 33 subjects. The GCSE section of the website contains 37 subjects.
Discovery Education Secondary is an online service that gives secondary school teachers access to 1000s of easy-to-use, engaging resources across 16 subject areas, with creative tools to make lesson planning quicker and easier.
Resources are created by experienced teachers and curriculum specialists, and draw from trusted sources, such as the Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet and BBC Worldwide. It is designed to empower teachers and inspire students’ curiosity about their world. Here is a flyer showcasing Discovery Education resources – DiscoveryEducation_Secondary
Finally there is a great site for ICT games and quiz resources called ReviseICT.co.uk where you can search for free resources by topic.
Interactive ICT games & quizzes